In this week’s issue:
- Bruce Springsteen’s Political Voice: He began his career singing about cars and girls before moving on to empty factories and abandoned quarries—and now, with Wrecking Ball, the depredations of Wall Street.
- What Do We See in Obama? As in a Rorschach test, people see in him what they want to see. Why don’t we look at his record?
- Can ‘Caring Across Generations’ Change the World? A new campaign unites caregivers and care-receivers with a revolutionary vision.
- The GOP Tries to Woman Up: It is a painfully awkward dance for a party more accustomed to trampling on women’s rights.
- The Fight for American Liberalism: If their fortunes are ever to revive, liberals must find a way to recapture FDR’s militant and optimistic spirit.
- Willy Loman’s Secret: Death of a Salesman speaks to our time on the failure of competitive capitalism.
- The Age of American Shadow Power: Covert operations have now assumed a dominant—and destructive—role in US foreign policy.